Throwing a Ball Once to Get Three Melodies and Fifteen Chords, 1973
SIGNED by the artist, soft cover, offset-printed, staple-bound card wraps; unpaginated [32 pages]; 15 full-page color illustrations, printed recto only
10h x 8w in
unnumbered edition of 2500
Published in conjunction with a 1973 University of California, Irvine exhibition, this flip-book style artist's book contains fifteen images of photographs, by Dan Graham, of John Baldessari, in full body profile, in the process of throwing a ball. This action is set off by horizontal lines, marking, like sheet music, the movement, and thus creating three melodies and fifteen chords.